Dr. Eric Thomas Weber, an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, writes a guest column about how cuts to Medicaid are having serious effects on persons with disabilities both locally and nationally. Local examples given by Weber show the concern about what could be ahead. (July 6, 2010, Page 4A)
Pari Bhatt, 32, never considered living in the U.S. Now the little girl who grew up in Baroda, India is living in the Oxford community. Bhatt works for the University and is a local leader in the Adventure Divas.
ALAN BYRON LOCKE – 79, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his home near Oxford. Services were held Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel, with Bob Brewer and Eric Dahl officiating. Burial followed in the Clear Creek Cemetery.
D. ALLEN MOTT – 61, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his home in Oxford. Graveside services were held today at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Greenville, with the Rev. Claire Dobbs officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home in Greenville.
JOHN W. NARON JR. – 82, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clear Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home.
JAMES “SOLE” ROBERTSON – 63, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on Monday, July 5, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
AMY DELL HOLLOWELL SPENCER – 97, retired employee of the B & I Complex in Oxford and the Oxford High School Cafeteria, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at her son’s home in Oxford. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Anchor Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Shook officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home and again, prior to the service, from 9:30 until 10:30 at Anchor Baptist Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DALE K. TUTOR – 92, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Tri Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
DEBORAH JO WHITE – 58, of Cullman, Ala. and originally from north Mississippi, died on June 24, 2010. A celebration of her life was held on June 27, 2010, at Spirit Life Church of God, where she served as secretary for eight years. Wayne Barnett of New Life Worship Center in Holly Pond, Ala., officiated. (July 5, 2010, Page 2)
Jan Smith Shults of the University High School Class of 1960 writes to thank all of those involved with this year’s Grand Reunion of 2010 which celebrated those students, teachers and classes from UHS. (July 5, 2010, Page 4)
American Legion, Post 55, will meet Thursday at the Veteran’s Building. Supper and fellowship will be at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7. All veterans are invited. (July 5, 2010)
- John W. Naron Jr. — 82, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home.
- Amy Dell Spencer — 97, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at her son’s home in Oxford. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Anchor Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home and again, one hour prior to the service at the church.
(July 4, 2010)
The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veterans Building across from the State Veterans Home. Doors open at 6 and singing and dancing starts at 7. Use one of their disks or bring your own. Food and drinks available. Admission is $5. The public is invited. (July 4, 2010)
The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library will host a free screening of “Sadie Thompson” at 7 p.m. Tuesday as part of it’s World Film Night series. (July 4, 2010)
The final guided walking tour of Oxford’s North Lamar Historic District will be held Saturday. The tour will depart at 10:30 a.m. from the Skipwith Cottage next to Oxford City Hall. Guides will point out architectural features, introduce some prominent people from Oxford’s past, and explain why two houses have been declared National Historic Landmarks.
Sponsored by the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau, the guided walking tour is offered as part of its heritage tourism program. Travelers are given a personal, up-close introduction to Oxford, and residents can learn a little more about local history. It is a pleasant way to get some exercise while taking a closer look at one of Oxford’s most attractive assets.
The tours is approximately one hour and 15 minutes long. For more information, visit www.oxfordcvb.com or contact Mary Allyn Roulhac at 232-2477. (July 3, 2010)
The DAV, American Legion and the VFW will host a breakfast and some fellowship for all veterans at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Veteran’s Building at 125 Veterans Drive. Breakfast features eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits and coffee. The Veteran’s Building is located at the corner of Veterans Drive and South Lamar Boulevard. Donations are accepted. (July 3, 2010)